Welcome to the East Kent GPST Scheme. The East Kent programme is set across three main acute hospitals at K&C (Kent & Canterbury), QEQM (Queen Elizabeth Queen Mother), WHH (William Harvey) and the East Kent Community Hospitals and Kent & Medway Mental Health Community Trust in conjunction with HEKSS (Health Education Kent, Surrey & Sussex).
In the first two years of training the scheme offers a selection of four-month rotations including Psychiatry, Paediatrics, O&G, Geriatric Medicine, A&E, Cardiology, Palliative GP, Opthalmology and ENT.
In the second year there is also the option of covering a GP ITP/CLIC (Clinical Leadership in Commissioning) rotation, preparing GPSTs for a future role of understanding and actively engaging in commissioning.
Trainees will spend their final third year working in GP practice.
Each trainee is allocated a GP Educational Supervisor throughout the duration of their three-year training. They are also assigned a Programme Director who will oversee their training. (See teaching available to GP trainees.)
Whilst in each hospital rotation a Hospital Clinical Supervisor will oversee their work within that department.
For more information about GP Education in the Kent, Surrey and Sussex region, please visit the HEKSS General Practice Education website.
Kent and Medway NHS and Social Care Partnership Trust (KMPT) provide psychiatry placements and training for doctors all over the county of Kent. Please click here for more info.
Anita Raines, GPST Administrator for the East Kent training scheme.